Barack Obama reveals why he quit smoking

Wednesday September 25, 2013

He's one of the most powerful men in the world. But when he's at home, President Barack Obama has his wife to answer to.

The US leader revealed this week that the reason he stopped smoking was down to Michelle. He told an attendee at the UN General Assembly meeting that he quit because "I'm scared of my wife".

New York's Daily News reports that Barack didn't realize his microphone was on when he made the comments to Maina Kiai, the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association.

He also told Maina that he hasn't "had a cigarette in probably six years".

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